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Student Participating in Survey Examining Advisement Process Wins Gift Card

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Southern Miss student Lindsey Hargrave receives a $100 gift card from Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Amy Miller for Hargrave's participation in a survey conducted by a USM marketing class about the advisement process at the university.

University of Southern Mississippi student Lindsey Hargrave recently became $100 richer for having participated in a survey examining student attitudes toward the advisement process at the school. 

Lindsey Hargrave of Lafayette, La., a junior in the Southern Miss Honors College majoring in interdisciplinary studies and political science, was picked as the winner of a gift card randomly from the approximately 1,400 students responding to the survey conducted by students in a marketing class taught by Dr. Melinda McLelland. The students partnered with the USM Office of the Provost, which served as the ‘client’ for the project. 

Hargrave said the role of a student advisor is crucial in the life of an undergraduate student, citing Laura Malone in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies as being helpful to her in navigating university life.

“It really means a lot to have someone get to know you as a person, and help guide you in the right direction,” Hargrave said.   

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Amy Miller said the project will serve as a resource for the Office of the Provost in its ongoing efforts to provide USM students with a supportive learning environment.

“We’ll take a look at the results of the survey, and see how they can help us in our efforts serve our students through the process of choosing a major, and other needs that help them achieve academic and career goals,” Dr. Miller said.